Digitizing sponsorOhio State Highway Patrol (indirectly)
Legendary "shock" driving safety film featuring numerous scenes of mutilated cars and injured/dead people and a voiceover lacking in compassion. Produced in cooperation with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and shown to millions of young drivers for over 40 years. CONTENT ADVISORY: Many disturbing scenes of violent deaths and accident scenes; cries of crash victims on soundtrack.
July 12, 2009 Subject:
No...YOU come on....
I think the last reviewer should keep in mind that this is a forum for commenting on the film "Signal 30" and not for attacking other people who post comments. THIS is NOT You Tube you childish trollish types. This is a virtual library and not a public forum for negative minded persons.
Signal 30 was made as a shock film by the Ohio State Government as a response to high traffic mortality rates and now has gone down into history as THE classic "shockumentry". Many Americans have fond memories of sitting in a darkened room in the basement of your town hall watching the gory images flicker on the screen. This is a piece of cinematic history and should be looked upon as such.
July 9, 2009 Subject:
Oh come on...
The previous reviewer seems to think that parents today don't want their kids seeing movies like this, but are fine with them seeing the worst kind of horror.
I seriously doubt you'd fine anyone with that attitude. Regulations are different now. Education is more carefully arranged, yet movies aren't censored the same way, and it's impossible to censor the internet.
Tabloids of the past showed gory, horrifying accident photos for no other reason that the enjoyment of the public. The only reason horror movies back then weren't horrifically gory is because they wouldn't be able to show them if they were.
If you think things are really that much different today, you're completely deluded.
July 5, 2009 Subject:
We Should Show This To Today's Teens!
I find it VERY odd that today's "enlightened" society would find it horrible and wrong to show this film to driving age teens in an attempt to shock them into safe driving. Yes these "enlightened" modern parents would scream and throw a fit over the idea of screening a shock film such as this to their young teens - while at the same time they allow these same young people to watch every sort of perverted sex, murder, blood lust horror films, dismemberment, cannibalism, rape ,etc, etc, on a hundred satellite stations as well as You Tube and other Internet sources.
Sick upside down world we live in now.....
March 19, 2008 Subject:
"Signal 30":40 years later
We were made to watch this in the Memphis public schools driver's ed program. I would have seen it in 1969. It was definitely horrific, although not quite as shocking today as it was when seeing it for the first time. But then again, today I viewed it as a small image on a computer screen; I/m sure that seeing a 16mm film version in a darkened room filled with 16 year-olds was more convincing. I suspect quite a few remember this film.
February 18, 2008 Subject:
I remember being forced to watch this film in High School-no wonder baby boomers rebelled!
October 9, 2007 Subject:
Signal 30 (Part II)
If You Download The MPEG I On Signal 30 Pt. II Site (362MB) You'll Get Part II......It Runs 14.04
September 16, 2007 Subject:
"Signal 30", Part II, Not
This isn't Part 2. It's Part 1 all over again.
August 14, 2006 Subject:
Best. Movie. Ever.
Hey - where's the mpeg2 for part2. It's not here. I'm sad.
June 4, 2005 Subject:
Think of the Cows people!!
Well, finally got around to this one, and yes, this is as bad as they say as far as the gore footage is concerned. I just love the narrator too who you can almost detect a secret glee in being the narrator throughout this mad tale. Although it's almost nothing but grim car crash footage, I juse LOVE the beginning with the police officer taking the phone call and his delirious bad acting "2 people are dead you say?" lol. Not a bad film for what it is.
August 19, 2004 Subject:
Yup, this is the one everyone was forced to watch in Driver's Ed. Instead we had to watch a bunch of weird videos from the 80s that freaked me out to no end. One of them starred KRAMER FROM SEINFEILD, and it was about car insurance.Geeeeeeez, no wonder I still don't drive.
Had heard so much about this film or films for the DMV like this one.. Though it's an old film it still does justice to the message. Not that I'd say they should still run it, but still worth seeing to understand what it was they were trying to say with it. Unfortunately with it's graphic violent images of death by negligence, it still didn't stop many since it's first showing [many years ago].
**** : for idea * : for impact on society *** : for the narrator whose voice conveys what your life is worth after you put it up for grabs to death itself.